Exclusives

Blog post
4 days ago
The Charter of the New Urbanism favors infill development, yet new urbanists sometimes oppose infill, especially in historic urban areas. This post speculates on why that might be the case.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
November 8, 2018, 2pm PST
After the news broke that Amazon was reportedly going to split its HQ2 plans between New York City and Washington, D.C., some cities are left console themselves. A Planetizen opinion piece picks up the pieces.
James Brasuell
Feature
November 7, 2018, 4pm PST
Election results from every corner of the country.
James Brasuell
Blog post
November 2, 2018, 5am PDT
The most topical show on television got in on the e-scooter craze this week.
James Brasuell
Blog post
October 31, 2018, 12pm PDT

This year's top Halloween costume: a public service announcement to drive safely on Halloween.

James Brasuell
Blog post
October 26, 2018, 6am PDT
In The Battle of Lincoln Park, Daniel Kay Hertz chronicles the gentrification of Lincoln Park, and shows how its residents displaced renters and the poor.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
October 24, 2018, 6am PDT
A survey of planning offices in the United States reveals an important dynamic of professional practice.
Edward J. Jepson Jr.
Blog post
October 23, 2018, 5am PDT
News of a class action lawsuit leads the headlines in the Wild West of mini mobility devices.
James Brasuell
Feature
October 17, 2018, 2pm PDT
Anecdotal evidence isn't enough to make claims about the connection between density and crime, but the planning orthodoxy does so anyway.
Fanis Grammenos
Blog post
October 17, 2018, 10am PDT
The upsides and downsides of state lottery programs.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
October 7, 2018, 7am PDT
As cities swell and car use soars, U.S. cities should take note of some bold, even radical, emissions-reducing policies being deployed around Europe.
Robert Fischer
Blog post
October 5, 2018, 8am PDT
When neighborhoods are allowed to plan and zone without considering the regionwide interest in increasing housing stock, scarcity results.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
October 2, 2018, 7am PDT
The Call to Action on Climate and Health is an ambitious plan to achieve both global climate and health goals. Planners can help identify win-win solutions that provide multiple benefits and so can build broad implementation coalitions.
Todd Litman
Feature
September 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Coal+Ice exhibition was on view in San Francisco in September 2018, timed to leverage Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit.
James Brasuell
Blog post
September 30, 2018, 5am PDT
Professor David Godschalk of the University of North Carolina was honored recently on the Chapel Hill campus. In the months since his passing last winter, many memories have come back to mind. I’d like to share a few of them.
Bruce Stiftel
Blog post
September 27, 2018, 10am PDT
Robert Venturi, who died last week at 93, was not an urbanist as such. But in rejecting modernism and bringing honesty to discussions about aesthetics, Venturi deserves a debt of gratitude from planners and other architects alike.
Josh Stephens
Feature
September 24, 2018, 7am PDT
Urban sustainability efforts have historically failed to advance all three E’s of sustainability: environmental action, economic development, and equity. However, a movement is underway to put equity—the oft-ignored E—at the forefront.
Megan Horst
Blog post
September 18, 2018, 2pm PDT
A new era of civic-minded, urbanism-focused technology is here.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
September 9, 2018, 1pm PDT
One common argument against road diets and other pro-walkability policies is that seniors need cars more than anyone else. Is this claim borne out by data?
Michael Lewyn
Feature
September 6, 2018, 6am PDT
It's not impossible to reshape the suburbs to be more walkable, but it does require careful planning and design.
Jason Beske, David Dixon
Blog post
September 4, 2018, 6am PDT
Conventional planning is static, designed to lock in existing land use patterns. We need more dynamic planning to respond to changing household needs and community goals.
Todd Litman